With January out of the way we’re one step closer to Spring! There’s the February long weekend school holiday coming up so you’ll be after some ideas to keep the kids happy too – our friends at What’s On East Renfrewshire, as usual, have it covered. Here are a few February and March local East Renfrewshire events to help us all out of our winter hibernation.
Blow the winter cobwebs away with a spot of birdwatching down at Dams to Darnley Country Park alongside the countryside rangers. Join in on a winter wander to see which birds are visiting Balgray Reservoir this year on a four mile walk throughout the peaceful grounds of the park. Wear appropriate clothing, bring binoculars if you have them and meet at Balgray Reservoir car park. Advanced booking is required by contacting the countryside ranger service on 01415774053 – children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Throughout the year the countryside rangers will be delivering a series of community events, activities and guided walks for all the family offering a great chance to catch some fresh air, connect to nature and learn more about our local wildlife.
When: 4th Feb, 11am – 1pm
Where: Dams to Darnley Country Park
Continuing the bird theme! Join the Activity Rangers, this time at Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock, for a bird box making masterclass. Learn how to make a bird box, providing shelter for little visitors to your garden, and take your one home to enjoy more bird spotting at home! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and booking is essential for this event. To book contact Katy on: [email protected].
When: 10th Feb, 1pm – 3pm
Where: Rouken Glen Park
Enjoy some classic family blockbusters this spring with showings on Sunday’s, Friday’s and Monday’s (see specific dates below) including The Princess Diaries, Pitch Perfect, James and the Giant Peach, Wallace and Gromit, Back to the Future and Mean Girls. Take the chance to see some of these recent classics on the big screen, kicking back with the family, snacks in hand, for a chilled out way to spend the weekend and some quality time together.
When: 11th, 12th February, 30 March, 22 April, 13 May – morning and matinee showings
Where: Eastwood Park Theatre
Still to make good on those New Year healthy eating intentions? As spring nears its well and truly time to get healthy and this raw food retreat may just be the inspiration you need. Hosted by Laurianne’s Raw Cakes and The Wee Retreat, it’s all about slowing down and enjoying delicious, healthy food at a retreat to truly tantalise your senses! The day will include meditation to help everyone feel present and awaken the senses, followed by a demonstration on how to make a delicious, easy, raw fruit dessert over a cup of tea. There will then be a chance to connect and chat leisurely over a homemade 3 course vegan, raw lunch. All the food during the day will be vegan, raw and free from gluten & refined sugar. Please note the recipes will contain nuts and to get in touch in advance if you have any food allergies or intolerance.
When: 24th Feb, 10:30 – 3:30pm
Where: Greenbank House and Garden
One of the most prolific and popular songwriters and composers of the 20th Century, Burt Bacharach, is celebrated in this exciting new show Back to Bacharach, coming to Eastwood Park Theatre as part of the show’s UK tour. Featuring classics like Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more favourites – it will be hard to not sing along . These hits are performed by three of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band, recreating Burt Bacharach’s timeless pop hits and big band style. Back to Bacharach are pleased to be supporting Breast Cancer Now by donating £1 from each theatre ticket sold to this worthy cause.
When: 8th March, 7:30pm
Where: Eastwood Park Theatre
Tickets: Standard £23 / Concession £21
Yoga with Debs is back with a spring in her step and a new family yoga workshop on offer! Yoga with the family provides an incredible way to de-stress and create a bond between family members through breath, laughter and connection. This Family Yoga workshop is open to everyone – kids 5-15yrs, mums, dads, Grandmas and Grandpas, Carers. You don’t need to be super fit and flexible, just be willing to have a go! During this session you’ll enjoy lots of yoga poses and partner work, easy and light-hearted meditations to calm the mind and body plus lots of breathing and relaxation techniques. You’ll feel rejuvenated, stretched, relaxed and happy after a fun afternoon together trying something a bit different as a family!
When: 18th March, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Maccabi Youth and Sports Centre
Tickets: £20 for 1 adult and 1 child / £5 for additional person (child/adult)